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Fred Willard

Arrested

for Lewd Conduct

7/19/2012 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct last night in Hollywood when police allegedly caught him with his pants down in an adult movie theater ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources, LAPD undercover vice officers went into the Tiki Theater in Hollywood and found the 78-year-old "Anchorman" star watching last night's feature ... with his penis exposed and in his hand.

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We're told Willard was arrested around 8:45PM and booked for lewd conduct.

It was a quick release -- we're told he was out of police custody a short while later.

As for which movie Fred was watching -- there are 3 flicks in rotation at the theater ... "Follow Me 2," a XXX parody of "The Client List," and "Step Dad No. 2."

Willard is best known for his memorable roles in "Best in Show", "For Your Consideration", "American Wedding" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

According to IMDB, Fred is "rumored" to be in pre-production for a movie entitled ... "The Yank."

It's a comedy.

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8:47 AM PT -- We're starting to get comments from people who say Fred is 72 and not 78 ... but official records show that he was born on September 18, 1933 ... NOT 1939.

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-- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the LAPD vice officers were not conducting a raid ... but rather a "random walk-through" of the premises.

We're told ... when theaters like this get their license, they have to allow cops in whenever they want ... to inspect.

In fact, the theater has a sign posted in the front which warns customers that the theater is "viewed by LAPD."

The theater also warns, "No Alcohol, No Weapons, No smoking inside" ... and no pets.

The signs do not warn about flogging the dolphin.

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16.

Witch Hunter    

SEX OFFENDER. Don't let him babysit your children. Make him move away from bus stops, playgrounds and libraries. Invest another hundred million in the registry.

740 days ago
17.

moxie    

I always thought he was amusing, and hate to hear that he has resorted to this pervy behaviour.

740 days ago
18.

Kabala    

So what. If it's a crime it shouldn't be. If he was a 'nobody', doubt that would have even happened.

740 days ago
19.

Karri    

Probably the funnies news story I have read on TMZ in a while, and also true.

740 days ago
20.

Mike    

Further proof that older people don't know how to use the interwebs

740 days ago
21.

Cheryl A.    

I bet he was not the only guy in that "adult" movie theatre doing that.

740 days ago
22.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Willard's yankin the willie, guess he didn't learn anything from Pee Wee Herman doing the same thing.. can't these animals whackoffff at home? Internet? The days of the 'porn theater' are like 200 years old!!!

740 days ago
23.

Bridget    

I always liked Fred. This is stupid, isn't that why guys go to those places? I don't watch adult movies, but I am guessing they don't have great acting and story lines. So why else would someone watch them? And it isn't like he was walking around on the street showing it to people. Leave him alone.


BTW how bad do you feel for the cop that gets assigned that job. Poor fella, lol.

740 days ago
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740 days ago
25.

ME    

Glad to hear it was someone caught molesting themselves, rather than a child.

740 days ago
26.

roll3567    

I think at 78 he should be proud he can still get wood, but what's the allure of the theater? Hasn't this guy heard of the Internet?

740 days ago
27.

Oval Beach    

Where the hell are we living? Saudi Arabia? Send these American puritans BACK to the Netherlands where they came from and let us get naked in an adult theater where that sort of behavior is accepted. Damn Christian reformers.

740 days ago
28.

Kristoferian    

BWAHAHAHHAHA PEE WEE HERMAN MUST BE JEALOUS HE GOT EASILY

740 days ago
29.

Wellington     

Someone masturbating in an adult movie theater? Who would have thunk it??? You've got to feel sorry for the guy sitting in front of him.

740 days ago
30.

AnonEmus9    

Once he saw the police, I'm sure it was a quick release

740 days ago
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